Indian army has ordered 100 155mm 52 calibre towed howitzers based on Bofors technology 0503123
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Defense News - India
|Monday, March 5, 2012, 09:33 AM|
|Indian army has ordered 100 155mm 52 calibre towed howitzers based on Bofors technology.|
The Indian Army has placed orders for 100 artillery guns with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) after having failed to acquire even a single howitzer in over two decades following the Bofors scandal. The Indian Army has issued several tenders for procuring different types of howitzers in the last two decades but has failed to do so due to some problem or the other.
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"The Army has placed orders with the OFB for procuring one hundred 155mm 52 calibre howitzers and this will be developed on the basis of Transfer of Technology (ToT) done by Bofors," Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju told PTI here.
As part of its over Rs 20,000 crore artillery modernisation plan, the Army is looking at inducting several types of howitzers through inter-governmental pacts and global tenders.